DirectAdmin ปรับราคาใหม่ตาม cPanel

Hello everyone!

As a result of the demand created by the cPanel pricing fiasco, we’ve been forced to drop our loss-leader “Lifetime Licenses” earlier than planned. These licenses were not sustainable to begin with, but with an community-minded & non-abusive customer base like ours, we’ve managed to offer them for almost 15 years. I don’t think anyone else could have done that.

Most importantly, we are not taking away anyone’s lifetime license, and we are not going to start charging for updates. A promise is a promise. This announcement only relates to the sale of new licenses.

So here’s what’s happening:

New Accounts

Sorry, our traditional lifetime licenses are no longer available. This applies to datacenter (internal) licenses as well.

The only exception is our $299 lifetime license. It is still being offered with a “never expire” promise, support/updates for 1 year, and you can (optionally) add another year at any time for $99.

A new “Lite” license is being introducted on August 15 that can be installed on any type of server. It will be heavily discounted and intended for the personal user, hobbyist, etc. for those who need a few users/domains.

Existing Accounts

We realize that your business model may depend on the regular ordering of these licenses, so we are phasing them out over 60 days, to ensure there is plenty of notice. It would be unfair & disrespectful to simply remove these licenses without warning or explanation.

You have until September 1 to keep ordering lifetime licenses. To prevent abuse (hoarding), new purchases will be throttled (controlled) automatically by our system. You will be able to purchase new licenses at the same general rate/quantities you normally order at.

To prevent unauthorized reselling and a lifetime license “black market” we are going to be a little less helpful about a couple things we’ve been overly accommodating about in the past. We are no longer pushing/moving licenses between accounts, especially after several of our customers have been scammed by people selling licenses from hacked accounts. License portability/reselling is never something we offered as a feature so we need to crack down on this a little better.

The second issue relates mostly to the internal/datacenter bulk lifetime licenses. We’ve been allowing near-excessive levels of free license recycling (IP changing so the license can be reused over and over as customers come and go). This in itself is not a bad practice. Recycling is good But it is also used for unauthorized reselling. It is also used for piracy (back-and-forth IP changing to allow one license to operate many servers).

Unlimited updates is something we promised, but unlimited recycling is not. We plan to crack down on this by allowing a very small amount of free changes, and then a minimal fee (maybe a dollar or two) for each change after that. Not enough of a fee to be a money grab, but it will help a bit with sustainability (and mostly as an anti-abuse measure).

Finally, please share your comments and let’s discuss. This announcement has been a long time coming and I really hope that our intent is viewed as productive and respectful to our customer base. We are forced to make these changes, but I certainly hope anything above doesn’t make our valued costumers feel like they have been betrayed or mislead in any way.

Let’s discuss!

ใครเก่งอังกฤษช่วยแปลให้ทีพวก Internal License มีผลกระทบไหมครับ

ผมสรุปออกมาหลักๆ ดังนี้ครับ

  • New Account นี่จะไม่มี Internal Lifetme license ($49) อีกแล้วครับ จะมีแต่ $299 ซึ่งจะรวม support/updates 1 ปี และหลังจากนี้ถ้าจะต่อซัพพอทจะคิด 99$ ต่อปี
  • มี License แบบใหม่คือ “Lite” ซึ่งรายละเอียดจะออกตอน 15 สิงหานี้ ซึ่งจะมีส่วนลดสำหรับที่ใช้ส่วนตัวอะไรงั้น (คาดว่าคงแบบ จำกัดด้วยโดเมน เหมือน Plesk)
  • สำหรับลูกค้าที่มี Account อยู่แล้ว การสั่งซื้อไลเซ่น “Internal Lifetime License” จะสั่งได้จนถึงวันทื่ 1 กันายน 2562 โดนระหว่างนี้จะโดนจำกัดตามอัตราการซื้อของแต่ละคนตลอดที่ผ่านมา (เช่น เคยซื้อปีละ 10 ไลเซ่น ก็จะได้แค่นั้นเฉลี่ยๆไป)
  • จะไม่มีการโอนย้ายไลเซ่นข้าม Users
  • สำหรับ License ที่แบบมีการใช้งานเปลี่ยนไอพีบ่อยๆ ก็จะโดนลิมิท แล้วถ้าจะให้ปลดลิมิท ก็อาจจะเสียค่าธรรมเนียม 1-2$

ไม่รู้ว่า support ของเขาครอบคลุมแค่อัพเดทรึเปล่า เพราะส่งเมล์ไป support@directadmin ไม่มีสัญญาณตอบรับมาหลายปีแล้ว.

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